As a 420 km high-speed railway nears completion, two Chinese-built highways have been given the green light. Will these projects open up Laos, or make it a crossing point on China’s Belt and Road?
Examining the background and consequences of the sudden removal of Tunisia’s prime minister.
A mounting regulatory crackdown is resonating in China’s equity markets, with some US institutional investors looking for the exits.
A brutal heatwave is exacerbating resource shortages and fueling sectarian conflict in Iran and Iraq.
Tracing the historical origins of one particularly bizarre postwar restriction.
Vietnam is harnessing a grassroots desire for green energy to enact a slow but steady transition away from coal-based electricity generation.
A possible turning point in the post-COVID economic recovery, Brazil’s defense ministry muses on cancelling next year’s election, and the Taliban takes ownership of nearly all of Afghanistan’s borders.
Green technologies are expected to create a surge in global tin demand, but Western companies may encounter supply challenges amid the outsize market weight of Asian producers.
Early reports suggest record fines and strict data controls, freezing out future US-based listings by Chinese tech companies.
Ultimately, this zero-sum decision between two US allies was hardly a Sophie’s choice.
Moves by Beijing to cool iron prices can only go so far against a backdrop of lingering supply shortfalls.